Category: NFL Draft

Andy Reid “Had to Laugh” at Rumors the Eagles Stole Matt Barkley from the Chiefs

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Andy Reid coached the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 years, and he can't seem to escape his former team. Not only does he have to return to Philadelphia in September with the Kansas City Chiefs, but there was a hot rumor during the draft that the Eagles jumped ahead of Kansas ...

Matt Barkley Slips to the Third Day of the Draft, Lands in Philadelphia

Monday, April 29th, 2013

One year ago, Matt Barkley almost certainly would have been a high first-round draft pick, but he decided to stay at USC for his senior season. Things didn't go well for the Trojans, Barkley got injured and this past weekend, he slipped all the way to the fourth round. Now ...

D.J. Hayden Overcomes All Odds to be Taken No. 12 Overall by Oakland

Monday, April 29th, 2013

There are plenty of people who are surprised that D.J. Hayden is even alive right now. But he overcame a tremendous injury in practice for Houston and not only survived, but was selected No. 12 overall by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. Hayden tore his inferior vena cava, a crucial ...

Kyle Long Didn’t Expect to be Drafted as High as he Was

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Chicago Bears continue to make a strong push to revamp an offensive line that for years has taken beatings. The latest step in that process came in Round 1 of the NFL draft, with Chicago taking Oregon offensive guard/tackle Kyle Long, who just so happens to be Howie's son ...

Star Lotulelei Says the Panthers “Can Definitely be a Playoff Team”

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Carolina Panthers were in desperate need of help at defensive tackle, and so they weren't about to let Utah stud Star Lotulelei keep sliding when he dropped to them in the No. 14 spot Thursday night during the NFL draft. Carolina certainly has high expectations for Lotulelei, and Lotulelei ...

San Francisco 49ers Move Up to Take Eric Reid in the First Round

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Jim Harbaugh wasn't able to nab Eric Reid the first time around. Harbaugh recruited Reid when he was at Stanford, but Reid wound up at LSU. As Harbaugh jokingly said Thursday night, this time Reid had no choice. The San Francisco 49ers traded up to get Reid with the 18th ...

Kansas City Takes Eric Fisher No. 1 Overall in a First Round Dominated by Linemen

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The first night of the NFL Draft came and went Thursday night and, to no surprise, it was a first round dominated by offensive linemen. Three of the first four picks were offensive tackles, including Eric Fisher who went No. 1 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs. Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel, ...

Sharrif Floyd Talks Oakland and Philadelphia, Says he Didn’t Watch Football Until 2007

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Sharrif Floyd might be a local Philadelphia kid, and he might be a top-five pick tonight in the opening round of the NFL Draft. Despite that, though, Floyd didn't grow up an Eagles fan ... or a football fan at all. Sharrif Floyd joined Anthony Gargano, Glen Macnow, and Ray Didinger ...

Alex Smith Discusses the Draft Process, Says the Wonderlic “Has Absolutely Nothing to do with Football”

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Tonight in New York, somebody will join a list that includes Alex Smith's name. Eight years ago, the Chiefs quarterback was the first overall pick by San Francisco, so he can shed some real light on exactly what some of this year's top prospects are going through. Alex Smith joined Soren ...

Bruce Arians Believes This Year’s Draft Class is “Extremely Solid”

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

What could be a wild NFL Draft begins with the first round tonight. It seems to be a very unpredictable draft, and the class has faced some criticism for not being all that powerful. First-year Arizona coach Bruce Arians admits it doesn't have the wow factor when it comes to ...